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Ec (Export Rebates)

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the cost per day in 1985 of European Economic Community payments of export rebates for food surpluses, storage of food surpluses and disposal through destruction or other internal disposal of surpluses, respectively, expressed in £ sterling; and what were the comparable totals for 1980.

The table sets out Community expenditure on export refunds public storage and disposal of commodities which have been in structural surplus (cereals, sugar, milk products, beef and wine).

Export Refunds (£/day)9·4 million8·2 million
Storage costs (£/day)2·1 million0·6 million
Disposal costs (£/day)8·6 million4·1 million

Sources: 1980 EAGGF Financial Report

1985 EC Commission provisional outturn figures.